Adults

We help adults gain the skills necessary to thrive in community, social and professional settings along with providing social opportunities to practice those skills and build meaningful relationships.

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Thrill to Thrive

Services

We offer specialized services to help participants meet their personal goals and thrive. Participants may take part in any number of the following service options.

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    Social College

    Social College is a series of discussions and activities focusing on participant-identified social topics.

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    Social Growth

    Social Growth focuses on increasing positive social experiences, expanding social circles, elevating self-confidence and improving self-esteem through supported leisure programming.

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    Social Focus

    Social Focus offers participant-led small group interactions with staff support for planning and execution.

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    GAP Services

    GAP Services consist of 1:1 training on social and related topics that impact the lives of participants.

Eligibility information

Learn more about whether you or your loved one is eligible to participate or for assistance based on the requirements for St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County or Jefferson County.

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Sample Activities for Adults

List of Upcoming Events
Event Name Description Region Category Ages Timing

Book Club

Each month, a different participant will lead the discussion of that month’s book choice.

Event Regions: Pathways Office
Event Categories: Arts & Entertainment
Event Ages: Adults, Seniors
Event Timing: Weekday Evening

Countertop Cooking

The Countertop Cooking theme for this month is Mexican food. Let staff know if you have any specific recipe ideas or requests. We will work together to cook several recipes, and then sit down to eat our creations.

Event Regions: Pathways Office
Event Categories: Educational & Instructional
Event Ages: Adults, Seniors
Event Timing: Weekday Evening

Dining Out: Applebees

Join some friends for a delicious meal. There will be lots of time for conversation. Choose the dining out event in a location near you: this allows you to meet people who live in your area. You may even exchange contact information so you can visit these restaurants together again!

Event Regions: Central St. Louis County
Event Categories: Dining Out
Event Ages: Adults, Seniors
Event Timing: Weekday Evening

Following Directions / Recipes + Cooking Class

This class provides an opportunity to learn all steps involved in planning a delicious and nutritious meal. The group will be selecting meals, shopping for supplies, prepping the food, and dining together.

Event Regions: Pathways Office
Event Categories: Dining Out, Educational & Instructional
Event Ages: Young Adults
Event Timing: Weekday Evening

Game Day at the Office

Pathways has lots of board games, or you can bring your own! We’ll spend the afternoon playing some games and getting to know each other. Bring a snack to share.

Event Regions: Pathways Office
Event Categories: Sports & Games
Event Ages: Adults, Seniors
Event Timing: Weekend

Keeping the Conversation Going + Picnic Lunch

Have you ever had a conversation start off well but then fall flat? What do we do with those awkward silences? At this event, we will explore techniques for keeping a great conversation moving in the right direction. We will continue to practice these new skills over lunch.

Event Regions: North St. Louis County
Event Categories: Dining Out, Educational & Instructional
Event Ages: Young Adults
Event Timing: Weekend
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Brian: Connect to Confidence

Brian moved to St. Louis a few years ago after living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Although Brian and his parents had family in the St. Louis area, he didn’t want to leave his friends and his job of 22 years at Kroger.  A month after moving to St. Louis, Brian secured a job with Schnucks. He […]

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